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The Green gPC

Walmart has been selling Linux computers for quite a few years now at a pretty reasonable price. Now, they’re taking orders online for a new system they’re offering called the Green gPC, made by Everex of Taiwan designed for low power consumption. They’re offering it at $199.00. They say it’ll be available in approximately 600 stores as well as online.

According to a news article I read this morning, “The variant of Linux on the gPC is called gOS and is derived from the popular Ubuntu variant. It’s heavily oriented toward Google’s Web sites and online applications, like YouTube, Gmail and the company’s word processing program, all of which can be used only when the computer is connected to a broadband line.”

Another article describes this as a Google-friendly PC, but to me it sounds like it may be the first GooglePC. People have been talking about Google trying to edge in on Microsoft territory with their online applications, but they don’t have any penetration in the market for PC hardware. Today, you can buy a $200.00 PC that doesn’t need to have software on it to be useful. It’s a realization of Google’s ubiquitous computing.

Hmm…Google stock over $700.00 a share, Google phone coming out soon. Coincidence?

3 Responses

  1. […] Walmart Selling Green Computer Published November 1st, 2007 Energy , Environment , Technology Tags: computers, electronics, Energy, Environment, everx, gpc, green, Technology, walmart Walmart is selling a new PC computer online called the Green gPC, made by Everex of Taiwan and designed for low power consumption. Cost is only $199.00 US. It will be available in approximately 600 stores as well as online. Nice to see that even technology is recognizing ways to go green. Read more […]

  2. Personally, I’m beginning to get tired of seeing everyone pin the term ‘green’ on anything that’s simply low cost or more efficient. Are flash drives ‘green’ compared to normal drives since they draw less power? Is my iPhone ‘green’ since the screen shuts off when I’m on a call in order to conserve its already crappy battery?

    If this raises awareness, then I suppose the good outweighs the bad, but it dilutes the value of the truly ‘green’ products when everything these days seems to be re-packaged as ‘green’.

    Is the ‘green’ hummer next?

  3. […] Walmart is selling a new PC computer online called the Green gPC, made by Everex of Taiwan and designed for low power consumption. Cost is only $199.00 US. It will be available in approximately 600 stores as well as online. Nice to see that even technology is recognizing ways to go green. Read more […]

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